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“Salt in the air & Sand in my hair” by Amy Voorthuis

Hello lovely 49 and Market friends,

Today it’s my turn on this amazing blog and this time I have created a layout with the pretty new Sand and Sea collection. What I really love about this collection is that it has such pretty pastel colors in it, and the designing is endless as you can do so much and you don’t even have to make layouts, altered ard or cards in a beach theme. For this layout I tried a mixed media technique that exists for quite a while now and that is speaying on a piece of plastic and then place it on you background sheet and you do that with different colors as I did on this layout.

I tore the right corner piece from the Coral Reef sheet and placed that on the Beach This Way sheet. I also added a little piece of that same paper sheet on the top of my layout. Later when I treated my background with clear gesso I added the sprays with that technique I told you earlier when I finished that, I stamped and used a stencil and some paste to my work. Then I worked my way up with the flower cluster

All the chipboard pieces are by The Dusty Attic and treated with different acrylic paints, waxes, spray’s and paste’s. I just heard about the new waxes by finnabair and I have to tell you they totally rock and are wonderful to use. The seagulls I painted with different acrylic paints by The Dusty Attic and I tried to let them look like real seagulls {I just took a picture from the net} and it worked out pretty well I think 😉 At the end I added some sea shells to compliment my flowerclusters.

As you can see I also cut out the tree trunks from the 8×8 paper pad and added those in between both seagulls and also next to them. In my flower cluster I also added a flair from “Cuts2luv” where my sweet design team buddy Valerie Ouellet designs for not only she is in their DT but she also designs flairs as she also designs stamps for 49 and Market she is such a talented lady.

49 and Market products used: Sand and Sea Collection: Beach This Way, Coral Reef, Sand and Sea 8×8 paper pad, Garden  Blooms Pale Lavender, Garden Vine Pale Lavender, Vintage Shades Cerise Bouquet, Vintage Shades Sage Bouquet, Vintage Shades Blue Blossoms, Vintage Shades Cerise Blossoms Floral Mixology Mojito, Georgie’s with all your heart stamp set.

Other products used: Dusty Attic chipboard pieces: DA1570 Ornate Frame #5, DA1042 Seagulls, DA1752 Salt in the air…, DA1496 Fishnet #2 Stencil, DA1764 Confetti #2 Stencil, Paste, Rust Paste, Lindy’s Stamps Gang sprays and embossing powders, Stamps, Mica Powders, Cheese cloth, Gesso, Ink.

Thank you so much for your visit today I hope you enjoyed my post and are inspired by it to use your 49 and Market goodies… have a lovely day and weekend.